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Hildene

Address: 1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
Phone Number: 802-362-1788
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Ranked #1 of 10 Activities in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Gardens, Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Museums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Skiing
Owner description: Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Gardens, Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Museums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Skiing
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood. The estate has beautiful gardens, restored 1903 wooden Pullman palace car, goat farm and cheesemaking facility, walking trails and cross-country skiing in winter.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is a gem and well worth going to. The staff are kind, helpful and I learned a great deal. I hope to go back and cross country ski on the property.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Really enjoyed the visit to a landmark that I had not known existed. The house is very neat to walk through, be sure to wait for the organ demonstration, very impressive for a house of that era. The view from the garden into the valley is amazing, and the grounds are great for walking. So glad we stopped by!

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west caldwell
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

very interesting and historical landmark very close to the Inn, the grounds would be prettier in the spring.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We took a few days from the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season to visit Manchester, VT. We decided to spend a few hours at Hildene, the home of Robert Lincoln (son of Abe Lincoln). The home was beautifully decorated and filled with the sounds of Christmas with live organ or piano music. Our guide was Dick who conveyed... More 

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Oisterwijk, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

nice, it was in the winter, so not much todo, but nice christmass decorations. In the summertime this is great for kids also!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

While a tad off the beaten path, Hildene is a MUST see when you are in Manchester. It's rich in history and the group who takes care of it has done a superb job. You start and end in the lovely gift show (I know...surprise...surprise) and includes an interesting short movie about Hildene. Then there's a walk uphill (maybe challenging... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Was there on a weekday and so it was nearly desolate which made the whole experience incredible. Skiing around the grounds and then stopping to tour the house. It was just perfect.

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Suffern
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Main building beautiful..grounds and gardens are gorgeous Pullman train restored to its early beginnings Great place to visit..very courteous staff

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is the home of Abraham Lincoln's son, Robert Todd. He became a executive for the railroad. The mansion is full of nice period pieces. The grounds are nice, There is a working farm. You can tour two train cars. The first is his nicely furnished private room car. The second is the traditional passenger seating car. All in all,... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Spend some time here. A great experience. The mansion and history are fantastic. Who knew that there was a very positive legacy for the Lincoln family at Hildene. The working farm with complete goat dairy including milking, processing and buying the finished product is incredible. Great for the kids. The docents do a wonderful job. Do stop here and enjoy.... More 

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